Our family support services aim to empower parents and carers to advocate for their rights, access services and participate in decision making.
We focus on ways families can build supportive networks and get involved in the local community such as through our free parent/carer drop ins. There is no need to book, just turn up.
Wednesday coffee morning
Our Turkish speaking parents group runs from 10am to 12pm during a 12 week term. It is a place to get support form other parents, relax and if you need it, access advice from a Turkish speaking family support worker. Guest speakers are invited throughout the term and parent volunteers help plan and lead the sessions.
Our Transition & Adulthood carer forum meets from 10am to 12pm during a 10 week term. This group meet to offer each other advice and support, relax and plan ways of supporting other carers. The group organise regular information sessions to help raise awareness and participate in local and national consultations.
Friday information drop in
Our parents/carers Information Hub is open from 10am to 12pm during a 12 week term. It is a place to get help accessing information or resources online. Our volunteers are on hand to help look for information such as parent support courses, help with routines such as bedtime or toileting, inclusive play services or local family days out.
Friday coffee morning
Our Friday parents group is runs from 10am to 12pm during a 12 week term. It is a place to get support form other parents, relax and if you need it, access advice from a family support worker. We regularly opportunities for head and shoulder massage. There is a creche, with limited spaces.
“Parents group is great, we have a cup of tea, sometimes a massage and more importantly a time to rest, chat and spend time with good friends who share some of the same challenges. It’s great we really help each other out.”